(FiveNation.com)- Now that Donald Trump is out of office, Democrats, left-wing public officials, and private citizens are throwing everything they can at him to stop him from running for office once again – and a new ruling from Judge Amit Mehta of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia helps all of those radicals who are trying to overwhelm the former president.
On Friday, Trump lost his bid to dismiss lawsuits that bizarrely accuse him of inciting an “insurrection” in Washington, D.C. on January 6 last year. The three lawsuits were brought against the president and allege, without evidence, that the former president incited a riot – even though the former president told protestors on January 6, 2021, to remain peaceful.
Judge Amit Mehta did, however, dismiss Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump Jr. from the case after being named as co-defendants.
The judge cited a 1982 Supreme Court case that typically protects presidents from lawsuits over their official acts. However, Judge Mehta claims that Trump’s speech on January 6 – in which he did not incite a riot or encourage people to engage in violence 0 didn’t constitute an official presidential duty.
For that reason, these suits are allowed to proceed in the courts.
Mehta ruled that denying a president immunity from civil suits like this is “no small step” and that the court “well understands the gravity of its decision.”
“But the alleged facts of this case are without precedent, and the court believes that its decision is consistent with the purposes behind such immunity,” Mehta added.
It means that former President Donald Trump will now need to fight in court against Reps. Jerry Nadler and Eric Swalwell who filed the suits. The pair invoked a law from 1871 designed to tackle the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan group.
If it sounds histrionic and insane, that’s because it is.
Let’s wait for the court proceedings, when Trump’s lawyers will presumably show how he repeatedly called for peaceful protest only during his speech on January 6.